The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a do not drink order for Wilson County Rural Water District (RWD) Numbers 4, 6, 8, and the City of Neodesha. KDHE officials issued the order because raw, untreated water is being pumped into the distribution system for fire suppression at the Airosol Company, Inc. plant.
The order was issued on November 22 and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.
Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:
Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a do not drink order, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.
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